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Assembly GOP leaders call on Rep. Kramer to resign

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Assembly Republican leaders are calling on former majority leader Bill Kramer to resign.

Rep. Kramer (R-Waukesha) is charged with two felony counts of sexual assault in Waukesha County and he's accused of sexually harassing two women while in Washington, D.C. for a fundraiser.

Republicans called on Kramer to resign after a meeting Thursday. During that meeting, lawmakers also removed Kramer from his remaining legislative committees: the Committee on Financial Institutions and the Law Revision Committee. Kramer was removed as majority leader in March.

In a statement, Assembly Republican leaders said, "We believe the criminal charges against Rep. Kramer are credible and his alleged actions are reprehensible. These are serious accusations and with respect to the alleged victim, we believe the criminal process should proceed without interference.
 
“It is clear from these allegations and past transgressions that Rep. Kramer should no longer serve in the Wisconsin State Assembly. We are calling for his immediate resignation and have sent him a letter demanding that he step down. Rep. Kramer has lost the confidence and trust of his colleagues and has brought disgrace to the institution and the state.
 
“Should Rep. Kramer ignore this demand from his colleagues, the constituents of his Assembly district can take steps to remove him from office through the recall process. If convicted of a felony, by law he can no longer serve the state.”

You can read the letter by CLICKING HERE.

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